Hiking in Colorado

Hiking & Climbing

Half and full-day journeys led by experts or taken as solos.

Expert-led Colorado hiking tours are offered into the surrounding canyons and high desert Ponderosa Pine forests. Self-guided Colorado hiking experiences are charted on adventure maps for guests who prefer a solo trek in the wilderness and backcountry.

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Hiking the mesas of Colorado

Hiking & Climbing

Whether heading out with a guide into the vast high-desert landscape or meandering along the resort grounds, you’ll find a Colorado hiking adventure to suit your interest and ability. While at Gateway, take a leisurely hike through desert ranch land, look for spectacular back views of the impressive Palisade, or get your heart pumping with a climb to the top for a spectacular view of the world.

Expert-led Colorado hiking tours are offered as half and full-day journeys into the surrounding canyons and high desert Ponderosa Pine forests. Self-guided Colorado hiking experiences are charted on adventure maps for guests who prefer a solo trek in the wilderness and backcountry.

For more information and prices, please contact the resort at 970-931-2458.

Hiking in Colorado

Hiking

Juanita Arch Hike
(Intermediate)
A favorite among Gateway Canyons staff, this is a multi-sport trip beginning with a canoe trip across the Dolores River, providing access through Maverick Canyon to Juanita Arch, a beautiful natural bridge. This is rugged canyon country, with an out and back trip of about five miles. Guides promise cool surprises along the way.

Gateway Canyon Hikes
(Easy to Intermediate)
Traveling through the canyon for which Gateway Canyons is named, you will learn cultural and historical background of the area during this hike. Using game trails as their path, most of the hike is in open desert canyon terrain, with gradual elevation gains. Other popular hikes in trail network include Lumsden Canyon and Cutler Trail.

Rock climbing in Colorado

Climbing

Climb to the top of the landmark Palisade rock formation or set a course in Unaweep Canyon. We will provide you with transportation, guidance and instruction on the route, climbing shoes, ropes and a harness. Our Colorado rock climbing destinations often require some hiking to access the route, sometimes through technical scree fields. The climbing itself consists of moderate pitches, of no more than 30 feet vertical. While our Colorado rock climbing program is not designed for the novice climber, we do offer alternate rock climbing excursions appropriate for a beginner. Just give us a call and we can find the perfect rock climbing spot for you.